Associate professorship in Modern Tibetan Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for an associate professorship in Modern Tibetan Studies to be filled by 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies works with languages, cultures, religion and society, primarily in the world outside Western Europe and the US. Cross-cultural competences and knowledge of the complexity of the world are of vital importance in the globalised world – politically, economically, and culturally.

Job content
The successful candidate must:

-be able to demonstrate grounding of the research and teaching in Tibet?s historical development, knowledge of China’s minority and developmental policies and challenges, and/or cross-border relations in Central Asia.
-demonstrate that her/his research and teaching and the future research and teaching plans are grounded on solid command of the Tibetan language.
-be able to engage in research based, at times collaborative and cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the Department and supervise at BA, MA, and PhD levels in relation to Tibetan Studies.
-be willing to collaborate with both classical Tibetan Studies and modern China Studies with regard to research, teaching and supervision.
-be willing to undertake outreach activities and to communicate academic research to the general public.

The associate professor is expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration, and also to manage research projects, provide pedagogical supervision, support assistant professors and participate in academic assessment panels.

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